Person:William Dunlap (19)

Maj. William Dunlap
m. 12 March 1772
  1. Rev. James Dunlap1773 - 1866
  2. George Washington Dunlap1789 - 1851
  3. Alexander Dunlap1791 - 1853
  4. John R. Dunlap1793 - 1868
Facts and Events
Name Maj. William Dunlap
Gender Male
Birth[1] 23 Jul 1743 Augusta County, Virginia
Alt Birth[2] 10 August 1744 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 12 March 1772 prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Rebecca Robertson
Burial[2] 1816 Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
Death[1] 05 Mar 1816 Lexington, Bourbon County, Kentucky

Parentage Discrepancy

Several Ancestry Member Trees and other sites claim that the parents of William Dunlap was John Dunlap (abt. 1728/30-aft. 1775) and his wife Isobel Nancy Colvin. This relationship is highly unlikely for two reasons: 1) John Dunlap and Isobel were not married until March 1755 in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland, and 2) John and Isobel and their family did not arrive in the American Colonies until about 1775. Additional research is needed to determine William Dunlap's parentage.

Information on Maj. William Dunlap

From "The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society", Volumes 9-10 By Kentucky Historical Society, pg. 72:

The Dunlap family is one of the oldest and most distinguished of the Scotch-Irish Presbyterian families of the south. Several kinsmen of the name, born in Ireland, settled in Augusta county, Va., about the middle of the 18th century, and from them have sprung many prominent descendants. Among them I will mention Major William Dunlap, of Fayette county, who was born in 1743. His wife was Rebecca Robertson, aunt of Chief Justice George Robertson. They were the ancestors of the Rev. James Dunlap, General James Dunlap of the Union army; Millard F. Dunlap, banker and treasurer of the National Democratic Committee; Brig. Gen. Edward McClernand, of the Union army; Congressman George W. Dunlap; Eugenia Dunlap Potts, writer; Col. William Watkins Dunlap, who left West Point to join the Confederacy; Major Alexander Dunlap, captured at Dudley's defeat, aid to Jackson at New Orleans, and Major in Mexican War; Col. George Robertson Dunlap, of Fayette, member of the Kentucky Legislature, in the battle of the Thames, Colonel of "Kentucky militia and father of Gen. Henry C. Dunlap, of the Union army.
  1. 1.0 1.1 North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.

    Name: William Dunlap
    Gender: Male
    Birth Date: 1743
    Birth Place: Augusta County, VA
    Death Date: 1816
    Death Place: Lexington, KY
    Spouse: Rebecca Robertson
    Child: George Washington Dunlap

  2. 2.0 2.1 Find A Grave.

    William Dunlap
    Birth: Apr. 10, 1744
    Virginia, USA
    Death: Mar. 5, 1816
    Kentucky, USA

    Family links:
    Rebecca Robertson Dunlap (1751 - 1848)

    James Dunlap (1773 - 1866)*
    Alexander Dunlap (1791 - 1853)*
    John R Dunlap (1793 - 1868)*
    Sarah Rosannah Dunlap Crabtree (1797 - 1863)*